Driver killed during British land speed record attempt in Yorkshire Motorsport UK said it was "deeply saddened" to announce the fatal accident on Thursday at Elvington Airfield near York.

Motorsport UK said it was "deeply saddened" to announce the fatal accident on Thursday at Elvington Airfield near York.

A driver has died attempting a British land speed record at an airfield in Yorkshire.

In a statement, Motorsport UK said it was "deeply saddened" to announce the fatal accident on Thursday.

The body added that it "together with the event organiser and the local police, has begun a full investigation into the circumstances of the incident".

It continued: "Further information will be provided once the initial findings of the investigation are available.

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source: The Sky News

2020-10-02 01:53
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